Tribals to train participants in folk arts during 10-day workshop
Mysore, May 21 (SH)- A 10-day workshop on tribal culture, called 'Kaadina Haadu' was inaugurated yesterday in Fine Arts College here. The programme is an initiative by Bhoomigeetha Trust, headed by Music director V. Manohar, to promote tribal culture forms of the State that are gradually disappearing.
Baragur Ramachandrappa, Hamsalekha, Mohan Alva, Amrit Someshwara and Kikkeri Narayan have lent support to the initiative. More than 30 people, with expertise in folklore, are taking part in the workshop.
The workshop is organised to senisitise the mainstream on the need to protect tribal culture forms on the verge of extinction in the changed socio-economic scenario, explained Manohar.
Members from tribal communities numbering more than 200 will present various cultural forms during the workshop for the benefit of the workshop participants. Tribal art, full of ritualistic expressions and emotions was in danger of disappearing because of urbanisation affecting life in tribal settlement, Manohar explained.
Speaking on the occasion after inaugurating, Mayor Sandesh Swamy emphasised on the need for protecting tribal culture. He lauded the initiative taken by Bhoomigeetha Trust and said that it would help in rejuvenating the various tribal culture forms.
Tribal leader Somanna said that the workshop would help the tribal artistes to revive their art forms and make them feel that their art forms still had their importance in the present consumerist world.
Krupakar and Senani, noted Wildlife photographers, underlined the need to protect tribal culture. Participation in the workshop is free. Details can be had on mob: 9945044123 or 99457-80989.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore